Situated at the centre of most ASEAN countries, Thailand’s strategic location makes it an essential gateway for investors looking to enter Asia. The country offers them world class infrastructure, and its furniture industry is no different, with its flexibility in using different materials, excellent production quality, and innovative and modern styling.
Over the years, many Thai exhibitors have exhibited at IFFS, bringing furniture and furnishing designs that are unique to Thailand to many international buyers. Read on to get a sneak peek of some Thai companies that will be participating in IFFS 2018!
Moonler Collection Co., Ltd.
Moonler was established in 2008 by an engineer and a designer, both of whom share a love and passion for furniture design. What started out as a small workshop and store in Chiang Mai quickly expanded into a 4,000 square meters’ space with fully equipped wood and metal departments. The company specialises in producing furniture made with Monkey Pod wood, as well as handcrafted, custom-made pieces that are designed in-house. Committed to manufacturing and delivering high-quality products, Moonler is remembered for its contemporary furniture that possesses clean lines, natural styles, and expert craftsmanship.
Find out more about Moonler here: www.moonlercollection.com
A design playground, ROOM Lab is a company that encourages its designers to explore unlimited possibilities and experiment with innovative concepts. The team takes on this approach when designing and creating their modern and functional home collections. The company strongly believes that the key to good design is to solve existing problems. ROOM Lab creates sophisticated, high-quality designs that combine creativity, practicality, and fresh perspectives to make lives better, simpler, and more beautiful. Tradition, inspiration, and attention to detail are the main attributes of ROOM Lab’s subtle yet unique collections.
Find out more about ROOM Lab here: www.room.co.th
Founded by Thai designer Nuttapong Charoenkitivarakorn, Sculpture aims to create and design furniture for people looking to spice up their homes. Every one of Sculpture’s pieces is made with influences important to the Thai culture. For example, the SEXY chair collection is made using scrap material, including seatbelt and cotton scraps, collected from a local manufacturer in a Thai village. The SEXY chair has been featured in numerous TV programmes and films, including American Broadcasting Company’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hollywood blockbuster The Hunger Games.
Find out more about Sculpture here: www.sculpture.yolasite.com
Shun Thai Co., Ltd.
Established in 1975, Shun Thai is well known as Thailand’s foremost indoor, outdoor, and contract furniture manufacturer. The company spares no effort to ensure that only quality materials are used in all its pieces, making Shun Thai furniture the best in terms of comfort, design, and quality. It combines modern manufacturing techniques with strict quality control to build furniture that can last in any environment.
Find out more about Shun Thai here: www.shunthai.com
Sonite Innovative Surfaces Co., Ltd
A designer and producer of distinctive surface coverings, including the industry’s most diverse range of alternative-material mosaics, Sonite Surfaces creates a new dimension in contemporary interior design. It combines the style of mosaic tiles with the versatility of modern technology to create a new category of surface covering. Established in 2007, Sonite Surfaces’ materials — including mosaics and bespoke surface coverings — remain unparalleled in the design community.
Find out more about Sonite Surfaces here: www.sonitesurfaces.com
The Classic Chair Company
Manufacturers of distinct furniture, The Classic Chair produces pieces that mimic English furniture of the 18th and early 19th century. Established in 1957, the company started out as an antique shop, and quickly ventured into furniture-making. It first began with antique chairs, but has since expanded into producing a full range of furniture, though its specialty still lies in the chairs the company produce. The Classic Chair prides itself on using only the best materials available in Thailand, and on giving its customers the best furniture available.
Find out more about The Classic Chair here: www.classicchair.com